Kenya started their chase for the Paris 7s diadem with a 24-5 loss to New Zealand on Saturday 9 June in France in a pool A opener.
An unconverted Willy Ambaka try in the first minute teased the All Blacks who went on to lead 17-5 at half time.
DJ Collier had a brace of tries as Kurt Baker and Tim Mikellson added one each for New Zealand. Two were converted.
In the following group A game, Series leaders Fiji beat Samoa 35-12 to top the group early.
Kenya and Fiji lick horns in the next pool A game at 2.46pm.
Early Paris 7s results
Australia 29 Wales 10
Ireland 14 Spain 5
Canada 33 Russia10
South Africa 12 Scotland 14
New Zealand 24 Kenya 5
Fiji 35 Samoa 12
USA 26 Argentina 7
England vs France